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CFP: NAVSA 2017 Panel: “The Preserves of the Imagination in Victorian Science” (1/13/2017; 11/16-18/2017)

"The Preserves of the Imagination in Victorian Science"
NAVSA 2017
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
November 16-18, 2017

The organisers invite paper proposals for a panel on "The Preserves of the Imagination in Victorian Science" for NAVSA's 2017 conference. This panel explores the role and domain of the imagination in Victorian science.

Topics may include:

- Invitations for readers of scientific texts to imagine experiences or objects
- Thought experiments
- Fictional scientific objects (e.g. the ether)
- Scientific models and modeling in the Victorian period
- Role of the imagination in scientific practice/discovery
- Risks of imagining/hypothesizing
- Scientific creativity
- Imaginative pursuits of Victorian scientists

Papers dealing with Victorian physics are particularly welcomed.

Please send 500-word abstracts to krie0210@umn.edu or acobblah@umich.edu by January 13, 2017.

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